This book integrates the work of economists, management scientists and business historians. It applies the related concepts of transaction costs, internalisation, corporate strategy and market structure to explain the historical process of corporate growth in the international economy. Each chapter is written by a scholar who has specialized in a particular aspect of the growth of international business.
Table of Contents
Preface. The Authors. Part 1: Theory. 1. Introduction: The Conceptual Framework Mark Casson. 2. New Theories of International Business: Some Unresolved Issues Peter J Buckley. 3. Technologocial and Organisational Factors In The Theory of the Multinational Enterprise David J Teece. 4. Pricing and Sourcing Strategies in a Multinational Oligopoly Mark Casson and George Norman. Part 2: Evidence 5. Changes in the Level and Structure of International Production: The Last 100 Years John H Dunning. 6. Industrial Diversification Amongst the World’s Leading Multinational Enterprises Robert D Pearce 7. The Growth and Structure of Multinationals in the Banana Export Trade Robert Read. 8. Strategic Factors in the Growth of a Multinational Enterprise: The Burmah Oil Company, 1886-1928 T A B Corley. 9. The Growth of Transnational Banking George N Yannopoulos. Bibliography. Index.